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this is news live from berlin that more than eight hundred thousand people displaced by record floods insolvent india emergency workers are struggling to rescue the still trapped by rising want to. a million people have regular their own food and water is in short supply and more rain is on the way also coming up. the plight of venezuelans creating the country's deepening economic crisis brewing unemployment has prompted hundreds of thousands of people to leave but neighboring countries are not always welcoming. and
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a dance that's prompted an outcry they find out why a video showing austria's foreign minister waltzing with russians the blood of your puts in is embarrassing vienna. to. thank you for your company authorities in southern india a struggling to cope with some of the west floods over a century well the three hundred people are dead and hundreds of thousands have been displaced rescuers in the state of kerala a stepping up efforts to bring food and water to the many people still stranded by the high water more rains are forecast for the coming days. with much of the state underwater thousands across carol are still waiting for rescue ten days of relentless monsoon rains have brought chaos to this popular tourist destination.
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landslides and bridge collapses have left many areas cut off boats and helicopters the only way out but rescue is not always possible the flow is very. very difficult to go towards that. you can give into the way there is to provide food and water to them so that they can at least in the water receives a nationwide drive is underway to send relief equipment to karen or. our neighboring state to suffering a lot i need to give you all my energy and my time to help them a lot. with parents communication lines down and essential supplies running short trains carrying clean drinking water and rice have also been pressed into service. after taking to the air to assess the damage for himself india's prime minister narendra modi has promised more than seventy million dollars in aid. or
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less i'll bring in our india correspondents on your folic acid it's good to see you so bring us up to speed has a situation in the southwest developed. well egypt earlier today the reins of eased somewhat we're getting reports that the floodwaters have receded in some places that has come as as a bit of a spite after these days of torrential rains the weather office is want to pay the rains in the coming days in isolated pockets but regardless of that of course the rescue operation continues really in a walk in what is still considered an unfolding emergency you know like you said in your report thousands of people remain stranded in the state and those who have made it into relief camps hundreds of thousands of now please a lack of food and water even even basic toilet facilities that also reports that there was a lack of fuel and medicines in certain areas because many gas stations and pockets pharmacies across the stude remain under water and i think some of the biggest challenges now are really trying to avoid an outbreak of disease and trying to get
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clean drinking water to the population since many of the what if we can in the steves remain under water in the waters of damage so sagna we've been reporting that rescuers are struggling what challenges of a facing. what i think the biggest challenge remains in getting access to those areas that are that are flooded you know entire districts have been cut off from the mainland because the roads have either been washed away or damaged in the landslides and so rescue workers have yet to reach many flooded areas some of them are considered too narrow for boats to navigate the hundreds of fishermen have diligence of all to join the effort indian levy in the army is also pitched in the troops and resources and diving teams so also that operation continues the monsoon it is obviously a recurring event but sania why is a situation so dramatic this year. that's right and i get a lot really gets a copious amounts of rains to argue in taiwan something isn't quite until september
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but this time i think the rainfall has simply been really unprecedented really heavy you know just to give you an example just two districts a lot of cattle have received as much weight as the entire state since during this time so i think the scale of the problem is simply massive and the government of kenya was also been forced to relieve you know water from about twenty five dangerously swollen bands and reservoirs because of high water levels and that has created for the problems downstream you know with villages. india correspondence on your phone a car thank you venezuela's president nicolas maduro has announced a series of economic reforms aimed at curbing hyperinflation which this year could hit one million percent and who cares who starts trading this week and the country's protracted economic crisis has prompted hundreds of thousands of venezuela's to seek a new life elsewhere in latin america but they're facing even tighter restrictions
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on getting into other countries. brazilians in the border town of parker turn on venezuelan immigrants forcing hundreds to flee back across the frontier violence flared after an alleged attack on a local restaurant owner but tensions have been building for years as huge numbers of venezuelans escaping turmoil at home have poor it into brazil. chaotic scenes also on the border between colombia and ecuador which has tightened passport requirements for venezuelans wanting to enter the country like many fifty year old gabriele millivolt wants to travel through ecuador and then into peru but the authorities there too are cracking down on venezuelans. i'm here with my wife we're hoping for some kind of humanitarian measure from the ecuadorian government that allows us to enter so we can continue our journey to peru. we really want to
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contribute. if we don't work our kids will starve. we're going to stick together until we get to our destination in peru so we can work and fight for our kids. that may now be more difficult but with the venezuelan economy in tatters and no guarantee president maduro his reforms will succeed there is little incentive for would be emigrants to return home. so have a look at some of the other stories making news around the world italy and rescuers have ended this search for survivors from the general bridge collapse the official death toll now stands at forty three after three more bodies were discovered overnight a section of the morandi breach gave way last tuesday with dozens of cars plunging fifty needs to the ground. the indonesian island of has been struck by a six point three magnitude earthquake its epicenter was in the island's north east
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the quake caused panic and local damage so far no serious injuries have been reported but this is the latest in a number of quakes to hit the most severe on august fifth killing nearly five hundred people. the annual program aid has begun in mecca saudi arabia over two million muslims from across the world are expected during the five day event it's one of the world's biggest gatherings in the coming days bill grooms will take part in a series of rituals including circling islam's most sacred shrine the carb or not to a story that's put the austrian government under the spotlight over its foreign minister's decision to invite russian president vladimir putin to her wedding photographs had already been released showing korean kleis all with putin her wedding party over the weekend but now there's a video which has emerged showing the two sharing a dance and it's sparked an outcry critics say. undermined the european union stand
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against moscow over ukraine but vienna says put in attended the wedding as a private guest and there would be no change in austria's foreign policy position. reports a public has been following that story and he now joins me in studio was good to have you here so how exactly did lot of mia put an end up being invited as a guest of the austrian for and minister is a wedding well firstly he was invited earlier this year on a trip to australia by of course the foreign minister there and they've been friends for the past seventeen years they actually met an event back in two thousand and one so they obviously have a friendship here and it resulted in this invitation mr putin arrived at the ceremony and in fact let's not forget the putin also speaks german fluently from his time aspect here as a k.g.b. agent back before the wall came down of course so he has fluent german and they're always the quite good friends he gave
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a speech as we're seeing there in the images and then of course they shared at times they were not you know seeing images like this of lattimer putin will say in sort of more and more sort of relaxed environment there's nothing new let's not forget that we always have those images of course lattimer putin. you know so it is but at the same time it's really the backlash from these images that we're seeing from austria over the weekend that is causing headlines but probably what i'm finding intriguing is that people don't seem to have a problem with the picture itself it's been the video came out that there was all this after all what's the reaction well the reaction has been coming in pretty hard and fast of course now most notably f. or example the co-chair of the european council on foreign relations carl bildt he said he tweeted saying the russian president was a private guest the wedding of austria's foreign minister can i still questions abandon questions do about and of course over at the austrian governments their relationship will say or what the questions are what kind of relationship it does
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have with moscow perhaps the most stinging will say comments come from ukraine in fact where how to help go who is an m.p. and she's the head of the foreign affairs committee there. as she said the wedding is a private thing however it goes without saying if you invited a lot of mere putin to your wedding you're not neutral anymore from now on austria come to be a mediator in ukraine no that is you know there are quite strong words there from ukraine and from kiev of course like you mentioned before the austrian government says well the foreign ministry spokesman has committed saying that this was a private event and it doesn't change. position with regards to its foreign policy so public could austria essentially land itself in trouble with the e.u. because of this well it doesn't look particularly good for austria to say the least i mean if you're hearing these comments in particular from built of course you know he of course is on the european council and you're hearing other voices not only abroad but also within austria and you know it doesn't look good for austria i mean
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particularly if you've got a lack of trust now in ukraine from politicians there over how austria. is dealing with its foreign policy and particularly its relationship with moscow it doesn't really put it in a very strong position to be negotiating fully alias thank you for your insight on that very intriguing story. let's look at football now and we go to the german cup first round which continued on saturday and they have been some shock results reigning champions i tried trunks which suffered the biggest upset too with fourteen beating them two one should cut also made an early exit husing to no two hans a rostock but by and munich managed to avoid embarrassment against an obscure fourth division club shocked us an ass ill with a late goal from little robot to have and off key handing by in
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a one nil victory. in formula one motor racing ferrari sebastian fettle is trailing defending champion who is hamilton in the driver standings but there's plenty of time left to bridge that the ferrari team is closer to the title this year than they have been for a long time. this year's ferrari is nothing if not fast. told the new chief technical officer has overseen the creation of an innovative machine the early results were positive ferrari started the season with two. we have all the reasons to be confident i think it will cause great stuff to come so plenty to look forward to but as of yet for already have failed to fully capitalise on their technical superiority sebastian vettel looks unusually vulnerable on four occasions mistakes have cost him the win like at the german graham greene when federal threw away the lead with the steering error and crashed out of the race eleven years without a title have obviously ramped up the pressure at ferrari. this year is the first
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time in a long time that must say these don't have the technical advantage but the team is making up for it with effort and ingenuity and of course they can rely on four time world champion lewis hamilton he's delivered a driving must across so far this season the spirit within the team is stronger than it's ever been and these experiences that we've been having and how we've been handling them have really united us more than any other year hamilton is currently top of the driver standings ahead of second placed sebastian vettel with knowing races left to run this season with jule between these two is already heating up. a strong is ot has won the reilly of gemini the thirty year old estonian had already started strongly in his story hotel thursday taking the lead on the first stage he maintained a lead of between twelve and fourteen seconds ahead of his nearest challenges it was tonics that victory of the season after the rallies. and finland. and
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